The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

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Census Bureau (Commerce Dept.), Economy-Wide Statistics, 4600 Silver Hill Rd., #8K154, Suitland, MD 20746-2401 (mailing address: 4700 Silver Hill Rd., #8K064, Washington, DC 20233-6500); (301) 763-7643. Kimberly (Kim) P. Moore, Chief, (301) 763-7643.


Provides data of five-year census programs on retail, wholesale, and service industries. Conducts periodic monthly or annual surveys for specific items within these industries.


American Society of Appraisers (ASA), 11107 Sunset Hills Rd., #310, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 478-2228. Fax, (703) 742-8471. Jonnie White, Chief Executive Officer, (703) 733-2108. Toll-free, (800) 272-8258.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @ASAappraisers

Membership: accredited appraisers of real property, including land, houses, and commercial buildings; business valuation; machinery and technical specialties; yachts; aircraft; public utilities; personal property, including antiques, fine art, residential contents; and gems ...

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